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  • A Turkish military aircraft carrying medical aid departed from the capital Ankara for Italy and Spain, the countries worst hit by the novel coronavirus in Europe.  Italy’s death toll reached 12,428 on Tuesday, the highest globally. Spain’s reported death toll is 8,189. After first ...

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  • The number of novel coronavirus cases in Pakistan has risen to 2,007 with more than 150 confirmed in the last 24 hours, officials said Wednesday.  The country’s death toll jumped to 26, while 12 patients are in critical condition. According to the Federal Health Ministry, the number of ...

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  • The number of people in the US who have died from the novel coronavirus has surpassed the 4,000 mark, according to data released early Wednesday by Johns Hopkins University. The university's running tally counted 4,076 deaths and 189,618 cases as the US struggles to curb the outbreak. The new mark ...

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  • The global death toll from coronavirus climbed over 40,000 on Tuesday, according to figures compiled by US-based Johns Hopkins University. The virus known as COVID-19, which emerged in Wuhan, China last December, has spread to at least 179 countries and regions around the globe, while ...

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  • President Donald Trump warned Tuesday that the next two weeks will be “very painful" in the US in terms of deaths from the novel coronavirus.   Speaking at a White House briefing, Trump urged Americans to brace for "hard days ahead," two days after saying that holding US COVID-19 ...

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  • UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called the COVID-19 virus the "most challenging crisis" humanity has faced since World War II. The UN chief launched a new plan to counter the socio-economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic and called for the world to "act together to lessen the ...

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  • US Deploys Patriot System in Iraq to Tackle ‘Another Potential Iranian Attack’ On 10 March, General Kenneth McKenzie, chief of the US Central Command, said in an apparent reference to the Patriot interceptors, that the Pentagon is in the process of delivering its “air defence ...

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  • The global death toll from coronavirus climbed over 40,000 on Tuesday, according to figures compiled by U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University. The virus known as COVID-19, which emerged in Wuhan, China last December, has spread to at least 179 countries and regions around the globe, while confirmed ...

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  • Turkish, US presidents agree on efforts to combat virus The presidents of Turkey and the U.S. agreed that the fight against the novel coronavirus outbreak could only be won through global solidarity and cooperation, according to an official statement on Tuesday. Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan and ...

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  • The number of people in the U.S. who have died from the novel coronavirus has surpassed the 3,000 mark, according to data released late Monday by Johns Hopkins University.  The university's running tally counted 3,008 deaths and 163,429 cases as the U.S. struggles to curb the ...

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  • The global tally of confirmed coronavirus cases climbed past 800,000 on Tuesday, according to figures compiled by U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University. The COVID-19 virus, which emerged in Wuhan, China last December, has spread to at least 178 countries and regions around the globe, while a total of ...

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  • NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday appointed a group of experts to study ways to further strengthen political dimension of the alliance, as it was agreed in the Leaders’ Meeting in London last year. Turkey's Ambassador Tacan Ildem will be among the group of five male and five ...

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  • The European Union mobilized €240 million ($263 million) to support Syrian refugees and host communities in Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon, the European Commission announced on Tuesday. The new assistance package aims at developing healthcare services and social protection of Syrian refugees and ...

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  • EU foreign ministers approved on Tuesday the launch of a new military mission, Operation IRINI, to monitor the UN arms embargo on Libya. The new mission will operate in the air, sea, and through satellites to ensure that all countries respect the ban on providing arms for the parties involved in ...

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  • The US automaker Ford and General Electric (GE) will produce 50,000 medical ventilators within 100 days, which are critical in fighting coronavirus pandemic. "Ford will provide its manufacturing capabilities to quickly scale production, and GE Healthcare will provide its clinical expertise, and ...

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  • While discussing whether to introduce more stringent measures to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, advisors told Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the country lacked laws to instruct provinces to observe lockdown and put curbs on travel in times of a pandemic. His counterpart in ...

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  • The UN trade and development body on Monday called for a $2.5-trillion package for two-thirds of developing countries, excluding China, to "turn expressions of international solidarity into meaningful global action" amid the global coronavirus pandemic. "The speed at which the economic shockwaves ...

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  • The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced Monday that the Olympic Games will be held on July 23-Aug. 8, 2021, while the Paralympic Games between Aug. 24 and Sept. 5, 2021. "The leaderships of the key parties came together via telephone conference earlier today, joined by IOC President ...

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  • The Afghan government on Sunday ruled out making any changes in the committee tasked to hold peace talks with the Taliban, a day after latter refused to recognize the government team. In a statement, Najia Anwari, spokeswoman for the country’s National Security Council, said the insurgents ...

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  • Spanish Princess Maria Teresa de Borbon-Parma, 86, died in Paris on Thursday after contracting the novel coronavirus, her brother announced on Sunday. A member of the Carlist branch of the Bourbon dynasty, she became the first royal to fall victim to the pandemic that has gripped Europe for ...

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  • US President Donald Trump Sunday said his country won't be paying for the security protection of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan while their stay in the US. The US president's announcement came after reports of the couple's arrival in Los Angeles, California. "I am a great friend and admirer of ...

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  • The number of coronavirus cases worldwide exceeds surpassed 704,000 on Sunday, according to data compiled by the US-based Johns Hopkins University. The virus known as COVID-19, which emerged in Wuhan, China last December, has spread to at least 177 countries and regions around the globe, with over ...

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  • Millions of people from a record-breaking 190 countries and territories joined Earth Hour 2020 online on Saturday, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Although Earth Hour 2020 was marked online at home due to the pandemic, many people – including UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, ...

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  • Russia on Saturday claimed it has created a drug, based on the antimalarial Mefloquine, to treat patients suffering from the coronavirus, known as COVID-19. The drug prevents virus replication in cells and as a result stops the inflammatory process caused by the virus, the Russian Federal ...

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  • In yet another blow to thorny peace process, the Taliban on Saturday announced they would not hold talks with a 21-member peace delegation announced by the Afghan government. A day after the Afghan government finally came up with a 21-member delegation for talks, the Taliban insurgents raised ...

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  • Italy on Saturday reported 889 new deaths from coronavirus, bringing the total number of victims to 10,023, the highest in the world. The latest figures provided by the Italian Civil Protection Department, however, showed that both the daily death rate and the increase in contagion cases grew a ...

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  • The EU foreign service is still assessing the implementation of EU-Turkey deal, the European Commission’s foreign policy spokesperson Peter Stano said on Friday. EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell “informed EU leaders about the ongoing work” on Thursday during the virtual ...

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  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel is claimed to have rejected Israeli President Binyamin Netanyahu's demand for medical respirators, amid the deadly coronavirus outbreak. In a recent phone call between Netanyahu and Merkel, Israel has demanded medical respirators from Germany. The news claimed that ...

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  • China has sent medical supplies to several South and Southeast Asian nations to help them stem the fast growing coronavirus pandemic. Beijing's assistance coincided with a call from the World Health Organization (WHO) that urged South Asian countries to scale-up their fight against the deadly ...

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  • The International Monetary Found (IMF) is ready to use its financial capacity of $1 trillion for supporting its member countries against the COVID-19's effects, according to a statement on Friday. The global pandemic caused an economic and financial crisis in the world, said the statement, issued ...

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